Buyer I in Kent, WA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 9/13/2017

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description


Continually improves and coordinates procurement, planning, and negotiation of materials, components, equipment, supplies and services necessary for the company at the optimal costs, lead-time, and service levels. Exercises good working knowledge of goods, services and sources to ensure on-time delivery and purchases at prices consistent with quality and quantity requirements. Plans and schedules purchased materials and services based on the MRP requirements, purchasing procedures and customer requirements. Coordinates activities with other functional areas within the company. Makes effective use of processes, facilities and sound business relationships to meet (or exceed) the company goals and objectives


* Responsible for selecting, ordering, and coordinating materials or services for production, office, and/or staff requirements, basing selection on engineering and specifications, as well as driving continuous improvement regarding price, quality, service, delivery performance, and lead-times
* Measures supplier performance and takes the appropriate steps to ensure improvement, including working the various plant functional areas and suppliers to reduce defective or unacceptable goods or services
* Processes orders, change orders, order acknowledgements, RMAs, and other transactions daily using MRP system and related ancillary data sources/toolsets developed for this activity, including other databases and spreadsheets
* Supports continuous improvement efforts of processes and documentation including AS9100
* May conduct forecasting processes, supplier managed inventory, make-for-hold and other daily activities to meet internal and external customer requirements
* Recommends or selects products for purchase through evaluation by testing, observing, or examining items to meet specifications. Estimates values according to knowledge of market price and conditions
* Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, engineering, and quality to acquire material in a cost effective and timely manner in order to manage delivery schedules
* Determines optimal methods of procurement such as direct purchase, bid, supplier-managed inventory, make-for-hold, etc. in order to support organization and customer requirements
* Investigates and resolves invoicing and freight issues with Accounting and other departments
* Optimizes our supplier base by negotiating better terms and conditions with existing suppliers within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
* Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels in order to meet operational requirements, while working with the rest of the Supply Chain Team members to meet the required company inventory goals
* Maintains records and systems consistent with a professional approach to purchasing activities
* Participates in process improvement activities including Kaizen, Lean/Six Sigma activities, or other special projects as assigned

*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*


* This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Regular sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
* Occasional sitting
* Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions, and required usage of both hands as needed
* Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 50 pounds
* Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
* Hearing and speaking

* Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, gripping, and crouching or stooping


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a normal office environment with minimal physical risks involved. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate


Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is dedicated to identifying and reducing the environmental impact of its operations, activities, and products. It is our commitment to comply with all applicable laws and other regulatory requirements concerning the environment. We are committed to preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance in all of our global operations. This will be achieved through a comprehensive Environmental Management System that provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies


* Clear ANSI Z87.1 safety rated glasses are required for the job when in the manufacturing areas


This position includes access or potential access to ITAR and/or EAR technical data. Therefore, candidates will need to qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, or a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Solid skills, which may include Sourcing, Supplier Quality, Contract Administration, Inventory Control, Supplier Selection and Technical Development, Transactional Management, attention to detail, and critical thinking and problem solving capability
* Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement is preferred
* Excellent negotiation and supplier interface skills
* A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills
* An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive professional image
* Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, constantly changing and ambiguous environment
* Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, suppliers, and employees. Portrays a positive and professional image. Ability to establish relations with a wide range of personalities, cultural backgrounds and educational levels
* Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, and proportions to job-related situations
* Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions
* Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
* Solid knowledge of ERP systems; SAP MM and PP modules is preferred
* Computer skills -- General MS-Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills are mandatory; advanced skills in MS Office including MS-Access are beneficial


* Two (2) year degree or equivalent experience is required. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university (Business, Supply Chain, or Technical) is preferred
* One (1) or more years of progressive experience in purchasing is preferred. Cable and electronic component purchasing experience desired


Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported. Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739

* APICS/ISM/Supply Chain certification or willingness to complete first module of APICS certification program (or equivalent) within two years of employment is preferred


* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled